Castles & Palaces
Baroque splendour and a resident ghost: Saarbrücken Palace
Saarbrücken Castle is a magnificent Baroque building in the center of the state capital, built on the left bank of the Saar River on the remains of the medieval Sarabruca Castle, first mentioned in 999.
Since then, it has also housed a castle ghost that has always been part of the party during the castle's 1,000-year history. When it is not haunting the walls, it invites visitors to take guided tours. Visitors learn why the castle burned down during the French Revolution, why pigeons fly around on the ceiling of the banqueting hall and who Charlotte and Ottilie are. Today, the castle is the seat of the administration, a cultural center and a venue for conferences and festive evenings.